Following on from my last TTS update, I'm pleased to report that my surgery was a complete success and I'm now recovering at home!
We were so blessed by all those who said they were praying for us, and by those who so generously gifted us with food. The doctors and nurses were amazing. One of my first memories (after waking up from the general anaesthetic) was getting to know my recovery nurse, a refugee persecuted Christian from Iraq. Isn't God's providence amazing, that he would place her on the same path in that precise moment?
Anyway, I'm recovering very well, and improving a little more each day. We see no reason why the current schedule for March shouldn't be possible:
We'll then return after Easter on Sun 14th Apr, for our eleventh Foundations session. We'll also shortly be announcing (God willing!) midweek Foundations sessions, now scheduled for April, for those who find Sunday evenings difficult. As for the TTS Scripture session scheduled for Sun 17th March, expect to hear more about this very soon! We're excited to tell you more.
Many thanks again to all those who prayed for us, to those who have visited me as I've convalesced, and to my wife and parents for being so amazing throughout the entire process. God is good!
"[So] many are the Saviour's achievements that follow from his Incarnation, that to try to number them is like gazing at the open sea and trying to count the waves. ... [Everything] about it is marvellous, and wherever a man turns his gaze he sees the Godhead of the Word, and is smitten with awe" [Athanasius - De Inc. VIII.54]
What a joy-filled time we had last night! Truly, God loves his Word, and the Spirit delighted in making us delight in him. We were studying the doctrine of the Incarnation - this awesome truth that the God of all Creation added to himself a human nature, and dwelled amongst us. If you were to go back, the tiny Christ child wouldn't have glowed. There would have been nothing about his appearance that set him apart. And yet, if were to hold this vulnerable little infant in your arms, he would have in the same moment been holding you - your atoms, your flesh, even your very being.
What an amazing doctrine! (Who says theology has to be dry...?!)
Below you can find a few things:  the Getty song we played last night, Joy Has Dawned;  a full set of notes (with lyrics to the Getty song AND a bunch of extra material, including an appendix looking at how heretical groups deny the truth of John 1:1c), and  the other song we play - Totally God, Totally Man by Sovereign Grace Music.
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